Melbourne Burwood Campus
Rev John Carrick
I'm an Anglican chaplain at Burwood (I'm on campus Wednesday afternoons) as well as the Lead Minister at St Thomas’ Burwood. Come and chat about anything, or contact me via phone or email: I'll help in whatever way I can. There's a sign on our office which states 'Chaplain at work – please disturb', so please do!
I'm a Catholic Chaplain at Burwood. I have an extensive Pastoral Ministry experience in Catholic communities in Melbourne and Auckland. I have degrees in Theology, International Relations and Human Rights. I was born in the Philippines, grew up in New Zealand and now living in Melbourne since 2018. I am married to Carmel and we have one daughter.
Imam Riad Galil
I'm Deakin's imam (Muslim) chaplain and I'm based at Burwood. I'm also the Senior Imam at the West Heidelberg Mosque and a chaplain at RMIT. I've got a background in science and industrial chemistry and have worked in both secondary and tertiary institutions for over 20 years. I'm married with 4 children and 9 grandchildren.
I'm a Catholic chaplain at the Geelong campuses. For the last 25 years, I've undertaken pastoral and community development work for several Catholic parishes in and around Geelong and Werribee, including services to those with a disability and to asylum seekers. I've also worked extensively for local government in South Melbourne, Winchelsea Shire and Corio. I'm married to Anne, with 7 children and 9 grandchildren.
I'm one of the chaplains in Geelong. I love being available to care for university students and see them thrive at uni. I enjoy doing life with them and being there to answer all sorts of questions they have. University can be a stressful and lonely time, particularly for international students and staff, and so I value the opportunity to support them any way I can. Chaplaincy at Deakin is a most rewarding and enriching experience and it’s a privilege to share life and faith with this next generation of leaders.